Take the Cannoli
Publish date: 2003
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Short Stories
A collection of Vowell's essays culled from several magazine/newspaper columns and This American Life, this is one of those books that is difficult for me to rate. On the one hand, I found her dry humour entertaining, but on the other, I'm not a fan of cynicism in general, and Vowell's weaponised ...
I can already tell I'm going to want to read this again. Essays, I love them. Plus, in my mind, I can hear Vowell as she must have sounded on This American Life, which is where most of these began. There's a few bits of growing-up interspersed throughout, a lot of history, the blackest of humor. Gre...
This was a collection of short stories which Vowell wrote up to around the year 2000. Some of them were quite entertaining while others did not peak my interest. My favorite short story would have to be the one about insomnia, I could really relate. I enjoy Vowell's writing and her personality but t...
This was all right, but I’m starting to think I picked Vowell’s best book to start with (Assassination Vacation), because nothing else has quite measured up to that one. I couldn’t get through Wordy Shipmates, and this one left me cold. The essays felt disjointed when put together, though taken indi...
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